Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)

1786-1865

Actor Ichikawa Ichizo as Nadauemon, Actor Ichikawa Kodanji as Tonnenbo, Actor Onoe Kikujiro as Nadeshiko Ogami, Actor Nakamura Turunosuke as Washizu Rokuro

signed ki-o (seventy-seven years old, with pleasure) Toyokuni ga within the artist's Toshidama seal, publisher's seal To, Horiecho, Ebirin (Ebiya Rinnosuke of Kaijudo), ca. 1862, 2nd month

oban tate-e triptych 14 1/8 by 29 1/4 in., 35.8 by 74.2 cm

This composition depicts the actor Ichikawa Ichizo III (1833-1865) in the role of Nadauemon, the actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV (1812-1866) in the role of Tonnenbo, the actor Onoe Kikujiro II (1814-1875) in the role of Nadeshiko Ogami, and the actor Nakamura Turunosuke (dates unknown) in the role of Washizu Rokuro, from the play Kurikaeshite Mimasu no Tamamono, staged at the Morita Theater in Edo in the second month of 1862.

References:
Waseda University Theater Museum, ehon banzuke (program book), 1862
Museum of Fine Arts (mfa.org), from the Bigelow Collection, accession no. 11.28159 (re: playbill)
(inv. no. 10-3968)

price: $900


Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
1862 ehon banzuke, Waseda University

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